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RouteGrant County GOEA route E
Location Wisconsin, USA
Survey date 2021-01-16
Survey ID1062




Survey Conditions

Survey Date: 2021-01-16Start Time: 10:10:00End Time: 13:10:00
Temperature2 (C)2 (C)
Cloud Cover100 (%)100 (%)
Visibility16 (km)16 (km)
Precipitation0: None0: None
Wind Speed1: 1-5 km/h (1-3 mph)1: 1-5 km/h (1-3 mph)
Wind DirectionWSWWNW
WaterMostly openMostly open
Snow Depth5 (in)5 (in)
Observer 1David Moffat
Observer 2Ann Moffat
Observer 3
Observer 4
Notes Overcast day. Light wind.




Survey Sightings

SpeciesTimeCountBehaviorMorphAgeSexHabitat
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:15:001Flying Adult•stubble agriculture
Notes: Being attacked by a kestrel low to the ground.
AK (American Kestrel)10:15:001Flying Adult•stubble agriculture
Notes: Attacking a RTHA close to the ground.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:20:001Soaring Adult•forested•stubble agriculture
Notes: Soaring over wooded hill.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:30:003Soaring Adult•forested
Notes: Soaring over the hills to the south of us.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:30:002Soaring Adult•forested
Notes: Soaring over the hills to the east of us.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10:40:001Soaring Adult•forested
Notes: Soaring over the hills to the south of us.
BE (Bald Eagle)10:45:001Perched Adult•roadsides•stubble agriculture
Notes: Perched in a tree next to the road.
BE (Bald Eagle)11:55:002Soaring Immature•forested
Notes: Three birds soaring together, the two immature bald eagles and the immature golden eagle. We think we saw this same trip by Stanek Rd. later.
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)11:55:001Soaring Adult•forested
GE (Golden Eagle)11:55:002Soaring Immature•forested
Notes: Pictures here: https://ebird.org/wi/checklist/S79328633. At first we thought there was only one golden. Looking at the pictures we've decided that there were two different birds.
BE (Bald Eagle)11:10:001Perched Adult•roadsides•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)11:10:002Flying Immature•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)11:10:001Flying Immature•animal agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)11:20:004Perched Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•animal agriculture
Notes: Perched on snags by the creek.
AK (American Kestrel)11:40:001Perched AdultMale•animal agriculture•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian
Notes: On powerline over cattails and pastures.
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)11:45:001Flying Perched Light•stubble agriculture
Notes: Perched at the top of a tree, then flew.
BE (Bald Eagle)11:55:002Flying Perched Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•animal agriculture
Notes: They'd perch for a few minutes, then fly to another tree. Then fly back.
BE (Bald Eagle)11:55:005Flying Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•animal agriculture
Notes: Same behavior as the immature birds.
BE (Bald Eagle)12:05:002Flying Perched Adult•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•animal agriculture
Notes: These birds weren't part of the larger group we saw earlier.
BE (Bald Eagle)12:05:001Flying Adult•animal agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)12:05:001Perched Immature•animal agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)12:15:001Soaring Immature•wetland/pond/marsh/riparian•stubble agriculture•animal agriculture
Notes: Soaring over pasture with a stream running through it. Stubble fields next to pasture.
BE (Bald Eagle)12:15:001Soaring Adult•forested•stubble agriculture
BE (Bald Eagle)12:15:001Soaring Immature•forested•stubble agriculture
GE (Golden Eagle)12:15:001Soaring Immature•forested•stubble agriculture
Notes: We think this was one of the birds we saw earlier on Ridge Rd. Pictures here: https://ebird.org/wi/checklist/S79336366. We're still analyzing the pictures.
BE (Bald Eagle)12:35:001Soaring Immature•stubble agriculture•forested
BE (Bald Eagle)12:35:001Perched Immature•roadsides•forested
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)12:40:001Flying Perched Adult•roadsides•stubble agriculture
Notes: Perched in a tree over the road, then took off.



Survey totals by species

SpeciesTotal Count
RT (Red-tailed Hawk)10
AK (American Kestrel)2
BE (Bald Eagle)27
GE (Golden Eagle)3
RL (Rough-legged Hawk)1
Total43